The Book of Etta

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ISBN: 1503941825
Release Date: 2017-02-21
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Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North

Download and read online The Book of Etta in PDF and EPUB In the gripping sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, one woman undertakes a desperate journey to rescue the future. Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous...yet desperately necessary for humankind's future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling. As a scavenger. Loyal to the village but living on her own terms, Etta roams the desolate territory beyond: salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate. When slavers seize those she loves, Etta vows to release and avenge them. But her mission will lead her to the stronghold of the Lion--a tyrant who dominates the innocent with terror and violence. There, with no allies and few weapons besides her wits and will, she will risk both body and spirit not only to save lives but also to liberate a new world's destiny.


The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

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ISBN: 1503939111
Release Date: 2016-10-11
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Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North

Download and read online The Book of the Unnamed Midwife in PDF and EPUB Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population--killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant--the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power--and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men's clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she'll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.


Road to Nowhere reissue

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ISBN: 9780743424288
Release Date: 2002-02-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: Christopher Pike
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Road to Nowhere reissue in PDF and EPUB On the run from a devastating relationship, Teresa Chafey picks up two mysterious hitchhikers--Poppy Corn and Freedom Jack--and the three of them unwittingly conjure up ghosts from the past as they drive down the California coast.


Earthsong

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ISBN: 1558614044
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 268
Author: Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

Download and read online Earthsong in PDF and EPUB The final volume in the trilogy feminist science-fiction fans have been waiting for.


The Book of the Unnmaed Midwife

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ISBN: 1495116360
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Number of pages: 185
Author: Meg Elison
Publisher:

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Passenger

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ISBN: 9781786540010
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 496
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Passenger in PDF and EPUB 'Riveting. Romantic characters and an immense world with no end in sight' - Victoria Aveyard New York City, present day In one night, Etta Spencer is wrenched from everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world, she can be certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles, but years from home. The Atlantic, 1776 Captain Nicholas Carter is tasked with delivering Etta to the dangerous Ironwood family. They are searching for something - a stolen object they believe only she can reclaim. But Nicholas is drawn to his mysterious passenger, and the closer he gets to her, the further he is from freedom. The Edges of the World Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by a desperate thief. But as Etta plays deeper into the Ironwoods' game, treacherous forces threaten to separate her not only from Nicholas, but from her path home - for ever.


Last Exit to Brooklyn

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ISBN: 9781453235393
Release Date: 2011-12-13
Number of pages: 320
Author: Hubert Selby
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Last Exit to Brooklyn in PDF and EPUB “An extraordinary achievement . . . a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside.”—The New York Times Book Review A classic of postwar American literature, Last Exit to Brooklyn created shock waves upon its release in 1964 with its raw, vibrant language and startling revelations of New York City’s underbelly. The prostitutes, drunks, addicts, and johns of Selby’s Brooklyn are fierce and lonely creatures, desperately searching for a moment of transcendence amidst the decay and brutality of the waterfront—though none have any real hope of escape. Last Exit to Brooklyn offers a disturbing yet hauntingly sensitive portrayal of American life, and nearly fifty years after publication, it stands as a crucial and masterful work of modern fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.


Fortunate Son

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ISBN: 9780316244565
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 416
Author: John Fogerty
Publisher: Little, Brown

Download and read online Fortunate Son in PDF and EPUB NATIONAL BESTSELLER The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.


Wayfarer

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ISBN: 9781786540034
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Number of pages: 512
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Wayfarer in PDF and EPUB All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected - Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master's heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta's past could put them both at risk. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travellers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realises that one of his companions may have ulterior motives. As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognisable ... and might just run out on both of them.


Born Blue

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ISBN: 054735147X
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Han Nolan
Publisher: HMH

Download and read online Born Blue in PDF and EPUB A white girl from the South dreams of becoming a blues singer in this novel by the National Book Award-winning author of Dancing on the Edge. Janie has seen a lot of trouble as the daughter of a heroin addict—revolving foster homes, physical abuse, and more. There’s not a soul on earth she can really trust. But her “ladies”—Etta James, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan—help to keep her going. She may be white, but she finds a sense of identity in the music and culture of her African-American foster brother, Harmon. At sixteen, she’s renamed herself Leshaya, and considers herself a survivor—though the tumult of her childhood has taken a fierce emotional toll. Nevertheless, she’s determined to make a life for herself, by taking her own blues on the road and doing the only thing that makes her feel whole . . . singing. Born at the bottom, and dreaming of the top, Leshaya will need to confront everything that has come before. But the draw of the only life she’s ever known could take more than a song to beat. A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee, “this searing novel . . . asks essential questions about how to reclaim oneself and build a life.” —Booklist “This novel is raw, rough, and riveting. The writing is superb; like the blues, it bores down through the soul, probing at unpleasant truths and wringing out compassion. Readers will be absorbed.” —School Library Journal “Absolutely riveting . . . Leshaya captivates with her strength and determination.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)


Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman

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ISBN: 9781448181476
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Number of pages: 368
Author: Richard P Feynman
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. An artist, safecracker, practical joker and storyteller, Feynman's life was a series of combustible combinations made possible by his unique mixture of high intelligence, unquenchable curiosity and eternal scepticism. Over a period of years, Feynman's conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait of one of the greatest men of our age.


Crave Me

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ISBN: 1532712561
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Number of pages: 418
Author: M. Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Crave Me in PDF and EPUB They say in order to find yourself you have to go home. What if home was what you were running from? Where did that leave you? Always on the other side of the fence. Always looking in. Always wishing you were someone you couldn't be. Until one day you meet her. The one. She was my high, but she was also... My demise.


Fate of Perfection

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ISBN: 1503940683
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Author: K. F. Breene
Publisher: 47north

Download and read online Fate of Perfection in PDF and EPUB In a corporate-controlled future where the ruling conglomerates genetically engineer their employees, Millicent Foster is the best of the best. Physically perfect and exceptionally intelligent, Millicent is granted the uncommon privilege of breeding. But her daughter inherits more than superior genetics little Marie has a rare ability that the world has never seen, and the conglomerate will stop at nothing to have sole possession of the child. Teamed with Ryker, the formidable master of security, Millicent must risk everything in a life-and-death struggle to tear her daughter away from the ruling force who wants to own them all. The odds are stacked against them, but the conglomerate will learn that the pursuit of perfection comes at a perilous cost and that love can t be bought at any price."


Through the Door

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ISBN: 1612183077
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 282
Author: Jodi McIsaac
Publisher: 47North

Download and read online Through the Door in PDF and EPUB Seven years after the love of Cedar McLeod's life left with no forwarding address, their six-year-old daughter Eden opens her bedroom door and enters a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines. Eden mysteriously vanishes. Cedar tries to track Eden down and soon finds herself deeply embroiled in a world where ancient myths are real.


Life by the Numbers

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ISBN: 0471328227
Release Date: 1999-03-31
Number of pages: 224
Author: Keith Devlin
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online Life by the Numbers in PDF and EPUB From uncanny movie dinosaurs to the loopy physics of the triple axel, Keith Devlin's vibrantly illustrated book illuminates the mathematics inherent in every human endeavor. "A beautiful book . . . the aim is not to teach but to entertain, and it succeeds. The view that mathematics is dull is replaced by an image of how math can be both interesting and useful, if not all-powerful."—New Scientist. "A colorful and exciting introduction to the ways in which mathematics can help [us] to under-stand phenomena. [Devlin] presents fascinating real-world problems posed by real people and shows how mathematics is used to solve them."—Choice. "Not in many, many years have I seen a book nearly as instructive and enlightening about the beauty of mathematics. Life by the Numbers is superb."—Amir Aczel, author of Fermat's Last Theorem. "This wondrous book reveals how, on the brink of the millennium, wizards are using math to bring movie dinosaurs to life, to improve tennis stars' serves, to win sailboat races, and to probe the eeriest corners of the cosmos. A pleasurable read for adult and young alike."—Keay Davidson, coauthor of Wrinkles in Time. "A fascinating account of many of the ways in which mathematical ideas find application in the world around us. Keith Devlin is to be congratulated for bringing these ideas so accessibly to the public."—Sir Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor's New Mind.